It’s long been established that adding more memory to your Mac can improve its performance dramatically; dollar for dollar it’s still the most cost-effective upgrade you can make. But with the advent of the Solid State Drive (SSD) many arguments have been made that this new arrival is the new king of the upgrades.
Ferreting out the best upgrades you can make for your Mac is just the sort of thing our friend Lloyd Chambers of Mac Performance Guide goes into with his latest article: a case study on upgrading the 2010 MacBook Pro for Photoshop and Lightroom use. It’s an informative read and, even though the data itself is focused on the 2010 MBP, the concepts behind the data are applicable across the board to pretty much any Mac.
You can find the article—and a whole lot more great performance upgrade information—at the Mac Performance Guide.